Seattle, WA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
38,804
Total Crimes
5,081.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
105.15%
Above National Average
164 out of 174
In Washington
9,269 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Seattle, WA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Seattle is 5,081.0 per 100,000 people. That's 105.15% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 70.75% higher than the Washington total crime rate of 2,975.8 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Seattle SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
9
Commute
6

How Does Seattle Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Seattle
/ 100k People
Washington
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 38,804 5,081.0 2,975.8 2,476.7
Murder 28 3.7 2.6 5.0
Robbery 1,339 175.3 67.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2,746 359.6 179.9 250.2
Violent Crime 4,471 585.4 293.9 366.7
Burglary 7,210 944.1 453.6 340.5
Larceny 23,478 3,074.2 1,907.9 1,549.5
Car Theft 3,645 477.3 320.5 219.9
Property Crime 34,333 4,495.6 2,681.9 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Seattle

4,471.0
Violent Crimes
585.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
59.65%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 170.8 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Seattle each year. That compares to a 1 in 340.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Seattle is 585.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 59.65% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 99.22% higher than the Washington violent crime rate of 293.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Seattle

34,333.0
Property Crimes
4,495.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
113.07%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 22.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Seattle each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Seattle is 4,495.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 113.07% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 67.63% higher than the Washington property crime rate of 2,681.9 per 100,000 people.

Seattle Crime Compared To Washington Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Washington.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Seattle

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Kent, WA 131,003 5,686 4,340.4 3,969.4 371.0
Kirkland, WA 89,805 2,105 2,344.0 2,231.5 112.5
Bremerton, WA 41,675 1,526 3,661.7 3,258.5 403.1
SeaTac, WA 29,533 1,228 4,158.1 3,717.9 440.2
Mercer Island, WA 26,408 379 1,435.2 1,404.9 30.3
Bainbridge Island, WA 25,080 236 941.0 901.1 39.9
Tukwila, WA 20,439 3,508 17,163.3 16,390.2 773.0
Port Orchard, WA 14,684 558 3,800.1 3,350.6 449.5
Poulsbo, WA 11,154 284 2,546.2 2,375.8 170.3
Clyde Hill, WA 3,436 38 1,105.9 1,105.9 0.0
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